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Blue Frog's Local 22

Blue Frog's Local 22

Burger Joint, Beer Garden, and Bar$$$$
Near North Side, Chicago
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  • Ray H.
    "Featured on Bar Rescue on Spike TV."(5 Tips)
    Allison K.
    "Go for the karaoke!! Always good people watching"(9 Tips)
    Global H.
    "They have Three Floyds and Two Brothers on tap, which is nice."(3 Tips)
    Ole
    "Good selection of beers and great service."(5 Tips)
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  • Leah S.
    Leah SinsheimerJanuary 11, 2014
    Came here on a business trip. Most attentive service I've ever gotten anywhere that wasn't a high end restaurant. Great beer list. Greek burger was delicious and so were the tots. Highly recommend.
  • Corey C.
    Corey CoppJuly 11, 2013
    Jon Taffer and his Bar Rescue team did a real nice job. Big selection of local/regional craft beers and the Southside Irish burger (big hamburger patty stuffed with corned beef) is phenomenal!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SackleySeptember 19, 2013
    A downtown bar that doesn't have the snobby attitude and has a great selection of beer and tasty food. Any bar that has Three Floyd's beers on tap is worth going to. Fun crowd too!
  • Kelly R.
    Kelly ReedJuly 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Maxwell Street Burger. Grilled burger with diced polish sausage & Gruyere inside put on a bun w grilled onions, peppers and a sport pepper, dijon aioli. It is a party in your mouth!
  • Robert S.
    Robert ShellSeptember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The food is great here, especially John's inspired soups of the day. They also have a tasty selection of neighborhoody burgers and a killer local beer selection.
  • Jen K.
    Jen KaneAugust 1, 2013
    If you don't have a burger here, you've lost. Slagel Farms and they grind their own beef blend from four different cuts...GREAT burger.
  • AskMen
    AskMenApril 23, 2010
    Check out their new location, albeit a touch classier, blocks away on Hubbard Street. Expect the same blue-collar charm, piles of games and the soothing buzz of fluorescent light signs.
  • John B.
    John BreclawNovember 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you ask for the house special by the mens room you are given 2 things, a plate full of cheese fries & romance from an Austrian Lady. If she asks you about the Reverse Bungalow Joe it's trouble.
  • Chris J.
    Chris JudsonJuly 26, 2013
    Great place for an evening snack and drink. Pasole is very good and the Pulled Pork has just enough heat (but not too much). Sit outside.
  • Ray H.
    Ray HostetlerFebruary 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Featured on Bar Rescue on Spike TV. Turbo taps, a glass cleaner, and Wi-Fi. Password is their Fax #. Ask the bartender for it!
  • Tyler E.
    Tyler EdwardsJune 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They have a limited $3 surprise beer special for liquidating summer menu inventory selections. Ask your bartender about it!
  • Global H.
    Global HighlanderAugust 9, 2014
    They have Three Floyds and Two Brothers on tap, which is nice. But, this is not a true sports bar. They were running karaoke during a Bears game. The food was simply mediocre, as well.
  • Christian Y.
    Christian YoungNovember 10, 2013
    Service was great. Problem with this burger joint is they offer your burger cooked to order (medium rare etc). But burger is too thin to make this happen. Tater tots are nothing unique. Sorry folks
  • Raisa C.
    Raisa CollazoNovember 2, 2012
    Try the Loop Burger! Bacon, onion, cheese, and tomato... Ask for an upgrade for fries!
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CasillasSeptember 18, 2013
    Fried pickles were good...small order, but then im from TX where everything is bigger. Great service!
  • Joe M.
    Joe MathieuJanuary 6, 2011
    Big fan of the atmosphere here. The food is good, and there's a much more laid-back crowd than some of the other spots on Hubbard.
  • Taylor M.
    Taylor MichieAugust 8, 2014
    The mac and cheese balls are to die for. The jalapeño variant is delicious.
  • Adam T.
    Adam TornabeneAugust 2, 2011
    Get the hamburger, just a do yourself a favor and order a classic and make sure you upgrade to tots.
  • Dave B.
    Dave BojanzykNovember 19, 2015
    Great atmosphere. They have good beer specials for happy hour
  • Eric W.
    Eric WheelerApril 8, 2013
    Great place to watch a game. Also, the eggplant flatbread is pretty baller.
  • Carrie D.
    Carrie DrozdzOctober 20, 2012
    Friendly bartenders, Warm beer, we came bc of bar rescue, don't know if we will be back
  • Bunny S.
    Bunny SmithDecember 27, 2010
    The 25 cent oyster special once a month can't be missed. Just make sure to get there early.
  • Zack
    ZackMarch 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Ben's "Cucumber Cool It" is the best glass of shots I've had in Chicago.
  • Heather M.
    Heather MSeptember 6, 2011
    The Greektown Burger was amazing! Service was so great, even for the "non-locals".
  • Ole
    OleSeptember 7
    Good selection of beers and great service.
  • J H.
    J HAugust 21, 2011
    Great bar, cheap booze but don't get the Midori Sour...way too sweet. Wanna visit here again!
  • Leland B.
    Leland BrewsterJune 17, 2015
    Wings were tasty but the fried pickles and buffalo chicken wrap disappointed. Solid value though.
  • Yasmin T.
    Yasmin Tekyi-MensahMarch 15, 2013
    Walked in & immediately thought it belonged on Bar Rescue. Turns out it actually was! Yikes. This place is so unorganized - the bartenders look lost and were eating and drinking behind the bar.
  • Zack
    ZackAugust 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask Raheel to make you his special "Armenian Handshake" martini. It's amazeballs.
  • Steve C.
    Steve C.July 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Three Floyds Space Station Middle Finger. Yummy American Pale Ale.
  • Dave N.
    Dave NathanMay 1, 2011
    This is no longer Blue Frog. It is now called The Local (Karaoke, Burgers, Beer).
  • Pocket S.
    Pocket SunAugust 9, 2014
    Really don't understand why people like the tater tots here. They are really what you can get at any fast food places. This place is the worst dining experience I've had in a while.
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MattosAugust 9, 2014
    So much beer. The tap selection is really nice
  • MockingshoE
    MockingshoEMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Good food, Good People and Awesome karaoke! Come on, tater tots and singing? oh yeah!
  • Pocket S.
    Pocket SunAugust 9, 2014
    Nothing is good here. The Tuscan flatbread was recommended by the waiter but it was extremely heavy and salty. The karaoke is so loud that I have a headache. The burger bread was very bad too.
  • Allison K.
    Go for the karaoke!! Always good people watching
  • Melissa P.
    Melissa PalkaNovember 29, 2011
    Try the greektown burger! To die for!!
  • Megan F.
    Megan FJuly 18, 2013
    Think the Jim Beam dispenser rules
  • Jim M.
    Jim McLartyMarch 15, 2012
    Freddie Mercury behind the bar more interested in anything but bringing me a drink.
  • Melissa
    MelissaAugust 2, 2013
    Great burgers and beer.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteJanuary 4, 2015
    Good burgers, nice outdoor seating
  • Julia N.
    Julia NicholsMarch 25, 2013
    Awesome beer and huge burgers. :)
  • Oluwatoyin H.
    Oluwatoyin HinesMarch 11, 2013
    Always the variety. Love it.
  • Steve W.
    Steve WrightJanuary 1, 2014
    Best damn chili I've ever had
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyJanuary 30
    Awesome place for Karaoke.
  • Kervins (KERVdWORLD.com)
    Kervins (KERVdWORLD.com)January 26, 2011
    Definitely do the karaoke at 10p ... It's a blast!
  • sarah s.
    sarah sApril 14, 2012
    Great place to eat and hang out!
  • Chris L.
    Chris LuhurJuly 31, 2011
    Rudest karaoke DJ ever. No need to be rude abt not playing a song - especially since I was nice abt it. Clearly needs to learn abt customer service. Extremely disappointed.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 2, 2014
    Check out Blue Frog's Local 22 as seen on Bar Rescue Read more
  • Heather B.
    Heather BirdsallNovember 26, 2011
    Karaoke Tuesday night. Trust.
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